Sunday, November 6, 2011

Coral Reef Seminars Begin at West Coast Schools

Last Wednesday, the outreach and education component of the Surfrider Foundation Rincon's coral reef restoration project began at MASIS in Anasco, PR.  The morning included (4) 50 minute seminars which were given to 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 11th graders; in the coming weeks the rest of the grades will get to participate, too.  The students learned about the status of coral reefs around the world, coral biology, current and past restoration projects, and what they can do to help.  A performance goal for this portion of the project is to present this material to 500 students on the west coast and include them in new and/or enhanced recycling programs at their respective schools.  Besides, MASIS, other participating schools are Jorge Seda Crespo (Rincon's Middle School), Rincon's High School, and San Sebastian's Maximino A. Salas Middle School. 

A special thanks goes out to SF Rincon's chapter chair, Jim Crotty, for helping during the presentations! 

Contact Wessley Merten at 787-436-8300 or for more information on helping out in this coral reef restoration and marine debris removal effort.

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